The khaki revisionists Grown & Sewn have found themselves a permanent home on Franklin Street this Spring. Originally launched at a temporary store on Duane Street last year, the artisanal trouser line has set up shop for good just a stone's throw from Steven Alan's main store. Those lovingly crafted KAX pants, falling somewhere between five pocket jeans and classic chinos, are on full display along with an expanded collection of shirts, cotton twill totes and the brand's signature leather O-ring belts. Random vintage items bound adding character while big caramel colored leather armchairs are ready for weary downtown shoppers. The brand prides itself on its domestic manufacturing, and its attention to detail is evident with every carefully chosen rivet and button.
You may have to be on alert to find the new store. Franklin Street is still just a bit off the beaten path, but it's worth going a block or two out of your way for the new brand just as it is beginning to gain traction with prominent stores like Barneys and Fred Segal in Los Angeles.
Grown & Sewn 116 Franklin Street between West Broadway & Church Streets, Tribeca
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